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Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 Courses

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Spring 2018

URBAN 200-001. The Urban Metropolis. MoWe 01:30-02:45 pm. 01/08/2018-04/27/2018. Examines the evolution of cities, the process of urbanization, and the demographic trends in contemporary urban communities. Explores concepts about urban growth/decline and how metropolitan locations are integrated into a global society.

URBAN 200-002. The Urban Metropolis. TuTh 3:00-4:15 pm. 01/08/2018-04/27/2018. Examines the evolution of cities, the process of urbanization, and the demographic trends in contemporary urban communities. Explores concepts about urban growth/decline and how metropolitan locations are integrated into a global society.

URBAN 240-001. Urban Data and Community Development. MoWe 12:00-1:15 pm. 01/08/2018-04/27/2018. Introduces students to essential concepts of applied research, data analysis, communication of results, and research ethics. Develops familiarity with urban databases and community development assessments. Explores basic quantitative and qualitative research methods pertaining to urban studies and community development inquiry.

URBAN 294/494-1626. Art in the City. 01/18/2018-01/20/2017. 5:00-8:15 pm. 1 cr. A survey of golden ages in various arts and cities that explores the ways cities have shaped the arts and how artists have shaped cities. Organizing themes focus on cultural leadership, sustainable development, and the politics of arts activism. Topics may include theatre in alternative performance in New York City, 1960-1990, the blues in New Orleans, rockabilly music in Nashville, the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, and the contemporary rise of indie film in Los Angeles. The course will end with an investigation of the arts in Boise.

URBAN 297/497-001- Building the City. Th 5:00-7:00 pm. 01/08/2018-04/27/2018. 1 cr. Development Review and Plan Implementation. Introduces students to development review and how this process can be used to implement broader community goals and plans.

URBAN 297/497-002: Sagebrush Cities. TuTh 12:00-1:15 pm. 01/08/2018-04/27/2018.

URBAN 494-1627: Historic Preservation. Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 04/07/2018 and 04/14/2018. 1 cr. Historic Preservation, more than history and architecture, is a planning tool that cities like Boise use to protect homeowners and shape patterns of growth. This one-credit workshop reviews flashpoints of controversy. Topics include zoning law, national landmark certification, gentrification, green construction, and the politics of urban renewal.

URBAN 494-1628: Urban Transportation. Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 03/10/2018 and 03/17/2018. 1 cr. Urban transportation is a complex and dynamic network of interconnected modes, agencies, and objectives. This workshop will explore contemporary issues in urban transportation, including an introduction to the various modes of transport, intermodalism, urban transport data and decision making, and intergovernmental relations and transport. The class will explore downtown Boise, ID as a case study for developing an understanding of these components, how they intersect, and who the important stakeholders are in this network.

Summer 2018

URBAN 200-4001. The Urban Metropolis. Online. 7W1. 05/06/2018-06/23/2018. Examines the evolution of cities, the process of urbanization, and the demographic trends in contemporary urban communities. Explores concepts about urban growth/decline and how metropolitan locations are integrated into a global society.

URBAN 297497-4001. Diversity in the City. Online. 3W2. 07/22/2018-08/11/2018.

URBAN 297/497. Investigate Boise I. Mo-Fr 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 06/04/2018-06/08/2018.

URBAN 297/497. Investigate Boise II. Mo-Fr 9:00 am-5:00 pm. 07/09/2018-07/13/2018.

URBAN 497-4001. Public Service Research Methods. Online. 5W2. 07/01/2018-08/04/2018.